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    July 29, 2011
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good morning. republican leaders put off a vote on speaker john boehner's budget cutting plan after failing to get enough gop support to pass it. so a final deal to raise the debt limit is still far away with just four days left until the deadline. we'll get the very latest from capitol hill. tropical storm don expected to reach the texas coast later tonight. bringing with it much needed rain. the state suffering from the worst drought in decades. there could be a downside to the powerful storm. a pilot crashes into the great lakes, he survives and manages to tread water without a life jacket for 18 hours before being rescued. "early" this friday, july 29th, 2011.
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captioning funded by cbs >> good morning. welcome to "the early show." don't be discouraged by the fog in new york. i'ming where along with erica hill in new york. i'm chris wragge here along with erica hill in new york. >> folks in texas are looking forward to tropical storm don's arrival. not a lot of focus on the winds at 40 miles an hour. it is the rains people want. don could drop four, maybe five inches of rain in some areas. the problem is it's going to take much more than that to fix the worst drought in decades. we'll have the latest for you from texas in a moment. tell me if this strikes a
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familiar chord. not enough votes on the capitol to pass any spending cut bill. with four days to pass, hardline conservatives handed house speaker john boehner a major setback. nancy cordes has the latest for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. this is one of the wildest nights on capitol hill in quite some time. the house was set to vote on a bill put forward at speaker boehner at 5:45 last night but they pulled the bill from the floor at the last minute saying they didn't have the votes, hours of arm twisting followed behind closed doors but around 10:30 they threw in the towel saying they'd try again today. members of congress had to turn to naming post offices after republican leaders yanked their debt ceiling bill from the floor right before the vote. >> further consideration of s 627 is postponed.
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>> reporter: embarrassing turn of events for gop leaders who spent days brow beating holdouts into voting yes. >> the bill is not perfect. i've never said it was perfect. nobody believes it's perfect. >> reporter: speaker boehner crafted the bill after walking away from talks with the president a week ago. the bill cuts more than $900 billion in spending while raising the debt ceiling by less than six months. democrats are united against it. >> the notion that it would have us having this conversation again in six months is reason enough for every member of this chamber to reject that bill. >> reporter: boehner was hoping to send his bill to the senate and dare democratic senate leader harry reid to kill it with just days to go until the august 2nd deadline. >> it will be defeated. they know that. >> reporter: but the nation's biggest banks are begging both leaders to go back to the bargaining table, warning a downgrade or default will raise interest rates for everyone. >> well i think investors small and large in america should know
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that despite the fact that we're not there yet house republicans' objectives remain the same. we're going to rest up over the evening and go right back to work in the morning. >> reporter: this mess shows how difficult it is for either party to try to go it alone at this point in the situation. only about 24 republicans can gop leaders afford to lossen the bill because they have no democratic support and there are more than that who feel the bill doesn't cut deep enough. leaders offered to add a balanced budget amendment, they said no so the arm twisting will continue today. >> nancy cordes on capitol hill, thank you very much. also on capitol hill is democratic senator michael bennett of colorado with more on what's next. good morning and thank you for joining us. >> reporter: thanks for having me. >> you're a common sense guy so please make some sense for me. august 2 deadline is around the corner, the world markets are suffering. what can be done between now,
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friday and tuesday? >> i think nancy put her finger on it, a go it alone strategy is not going to work and the american people, people in my state in colorado don't have any confidence in either party's go it alone approach. they want a bipartisan comprehensive solution that shows we're all in this together and want us to knock off the political games. >> doesn't seem like everybody is all in this together. the senate democrats are waiting for the boehner plan to basically strike it down when it finally gets through the house but can't get through the house. is this a chance for the senate democrats to take the reins here? >> the senate democrats and republicans need to come together around a bipartisan plan. i regret the fact we're not going to get something comprehensive in the next four days. i don't think we should have a temporary lift in the debt ceiling because washington has shown no capability of dealing with the problems. we've got to be able to in the end put this country on a fiscal path that's rational and makes
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sense or else we're going to face the first credit downgrade in this country's history. it's tragic. >> you're new to d.c. and there's always deadlock before there's a breakthrough. >> thank you, chris. >> all kidding aside, being new to this, how disappointed are you both parties, the way they've handled this already is not polling very well with the americans, american people. >> i'm enormously disappointed. there's a reason the poll ratings of the united states congressman are in the basement you're seeing why that is. theres' not a mayor in my state of colorado not a single one that would ever threaten their credit rating over some ideological or to make an ideological point because they know that it would make their borrowing more expensive which is exactly what we're facing here in washington today not to mention the fact that we face severe structural problems in our economy, no energy policy in this country, not educating our kids for the 21st century and
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can't get to the topics because we're fooling around with this in a hyperpartisan way. >> it's one in a series of problems but the biggest problem right now. senator thank you for taking the time and speaking with us this morning. >> thanks for having me this morning. >> also cbs news chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer. nice to have you with us. senator bennett sounded like a lot of the american people, he seems fed up with the way things are going and they're not going to get anything comprehensive done he said in the next four days. we talk about how the vice of washington is right now. let's look closely at the republican party. how fractured is it on this friday morning as they try to get something done? >> they can't get enough votes together to pass its own bill. the leader of the house republicans is john boehner. he went to the floor yesterday with this bill. this was the republican bill, and about 6:00 last night and this was about ten minutes before the vote was to start. they pulled the bill down.
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they said we've got to go back into conference which means they didn't have the bills. i mean this is enormously embarrassing for the speaker, when he can't bring his own people along. it almost raises the question is he going to be able to survive this, but where are we right now this far, if republicans can't pass their version of a bill, what do you think they're going to do when a democratic version of the bill gets there? we're not back to square one. we're back behind square one, in a hole below square one. >> square three. >> how are the markets going to respond today is another question, down 500 points alone. let me get back to speaker boehner, can you survive something like this? there are factions of his party really making him look foolish right now. >> not embarrassed to do that. that's the part i don't know if he can survive or not but this is a real setback for him and a real setback for the leadership.
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>> it's also a glimpse into how things have changed in washington and a lot of that change has come about with the freshman crop not exactly the change that maybe some folks were imagining when these people talked about change and running for election. the tea party is an important part of this division within the republican party. >> that's absolutely right, erica. what they're telling me is that this goes beyond the tea party. there are old line conservatives that just want more than the leaders have been willing to get them. they want deeper spending cuts. the reason that wasn't in this bill as the leadership knew they couldn't pass anything. they thought this was the best they can do and even this is not good enough so it's just a mess. there's no other way to get around it. >> larry summers on our program about two weeks ago compared this to not meeting this deadline to financial armageddon. are members of the republican party, are they willing to sit back and allow it to happen?
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it affects the american people, seeing their 401(k)s and personal wealth dwindle? >> one would hope not but here we are, and i mean there's no question now, that's where we're headed and as you just said, chris, we see what the markets have done already. this is, we're in uncharted territory right now, and that's the dangerous part about all this. you and i were talking about this earlier this week, erica. it's not the leaders. the leaders are ready to deal. it's the followers and they can't get anybody to follow them. this is just you know -- >> compromise. >> dangerous for the american people as you point out, frightening and we're talking about the republicans this morning but a lot of talk about whether or not democrats are any more united and seems like we'll have a few days to keep talking about it. bob thanks. >> thank you. >> bob will have the latest on the debt limit talks on "face the nation" this sunday morning on cbs and tonight on the "cbs evening news." now for the latest on
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tropical storm don expected to be the first big storm to hit the u.s. this year, don is packing 50-mile-an-hour winds and could reach drought-string be texas in the next 24 hours. kevin hughes is in texas this morning. >> reporter: this is the first tropical storm i can remember covering where most of the people are actually glad this storm is arriving. some precautions are being taken but like the rest of texas corpus christi hasn't had significant rain in four months so people aren't afraid of the tropical storm, they're welcoming its arrival. they're going through the marina making sure the boats are secure but it's not severe enough they're worried about moving any of the boats. there are no evacuations planned, the visitors bureau says no extra precautions out of the ordinary are taken and hotels are filling up with tourists over the weekend.
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they are hoping it brings the three to five inches of rain. they hope don doesn't stay too long but long enough to remind everyone what rain looks like. conditions here are still extremely dry. right now everyone here in corpus christi hoping that tropical storm don can bring something good this time around, some badly needed rain for this part of texas. in corpus christi, i'm kevin reese. here is tropical storm don churning in the gulf of mexico, roughly 300 miles off the coast of corpus christi, 50 mile pe hour winds. expected to make landfall as a tropical storm in the overnight hours headed straight for corpus christi, this part of the country needs the rain, as we mentioned. three to six inches of rain, we'll keep an eye on this and tell you about your national
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forecast later on in the show. back to you guys. >> mary, thanks. >> check in with you for that in a bit. jeff glor has a check of the day's other headlines. >> good morning to you, erica, happy friday to everyone at home this morning. in texas police are holding a soldier who has confessed to plotting an attack in ft. hood, the same army base were people were killed in 2009. a call from a store clerk may have prevented a second tragedy. bob orr has more. >> reporter: private first class nasser abdo made no secret of his contempt for the u.s. army. the 21-year-old american born muslim last year refused to fight in what he called an unjust war in afghanistan. >> it was against my islamic conditions. >> reporter: he accused the army of trumping up charges he possessed child pouring into fee and a few weeks ago went awol. on tuesday he surfaced at a gun
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shop in texas bought six pounds of gun powder and asked a strange question. >> "what is smokeless powder." if you don't know what it is, why would you buy six pounds of it. >> reporter: police arrested abdo at this motel room, arrested him with gunpowder, pressure cooker, batteries, clocks, a semiautomatic handgun and more than 100 rounds of ammunition. he wanted to attack soldiers from nearby ft. hood, perhaps by bombing a restaurant outside the base. abdo explained he was "seeking revenge for what the army did to me." the plot comes less than two years after a shooting spree at ft. hood left 13 people dead. major nadal hasan awaits trial.
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b bob orr, cbs news, washington. oslo police are interrogating anders brievik for a second day today. he will be charged for each of the 6 killings. memorial services are being held for each of the victims of the massacre. you are looking at one of the smaller services right now. one is hosted by norway's ruling labor party, sponsor of the youth retreat targeted in last week's attack. tiger woods is getting back to tournament golf, after 11 weeks off with injury, woods tweeted he's feeling fit and ready to tee it up, "excited to get back out there." he will play next week at the bridgestone invitational in akron, ohio, where he's had success in the past. back to marysol castro for a check of the national forecast. >> as we look at the national
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outlook, a lot of us are getting some form of precipitation today, some severe weather but just like last weekend, we continue to look at the heat. if you can believe it, some places are actually some 18 degrees cooler than last weekend, but still it's hot. roughly 18 states have some sort of heat advisory or warning. 103 in dallas, 95 in cincinnati, 9 95 in philadelphia. philadelphia could see severe storms later on this afternoon, hail and rain, some folks up to five inches of rain. whenever we talk about severe weather we cannot neglect the possibility of a tornado. these storms roll through in the afternoon hours, could
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to erica and chris. >> thank you so much. see you in a couple of minutes. still ahead, rupert murdoch's son could face more testimony in the scandal. dominique dominique strauss-kahn's accuser says she cries every day on the case. we'll hear more on "the early show" on cbs. ♪ and that's how sharing works.♪ vo: but that doesn't mean they're easy to share. ♪and that's how sharing works. get yours at burger king, before someone else does.
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they're facing federal indictments. prosecutors say that the men visited historical societies in pennsylvania, maryland and new york and connecticut and stole documents from maryland and new york. the fbi linked them to thefts on other documents. each valued at $100,000. these federal charges will take the place of a state's charges. thank you, the police are investigating a fatal accident in harford county. a 14-year-old was killed after an suv hit her while she crossed the road. she was rushed to shock trauma where she later died. no word on the victim's identity. stay with us, maryland's news station. up next, the latest on the growing scandals overseas linked with murdoch. and dominique strauss-
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welcome back to "the early show." half past the hour on a friday, just in case you're keeping score. bracelet's breaking here. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. if you would buy me nicer things chris i wouldn't have this problem. >> you know i'm on a budget. let's get you up to date on a couple of stories. the british tabloid scandal and the sex charges against dominique strauss-kan. should rupert murdoch's son face more questions about cell phone hacking and police payoffs at his company's newspapers. elizabeth palmer has more on the growing scandal. >> reporter: good morning, erica. in the government buildings behind me a parliamentary committee is meeting again to
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decide whether or not to recall james murdoch about whether or not he knew the truth when he last answered the committee's questions he sat next to his father gym gym. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: they were sorry but it was the work of two men employed by the paper who had already gone to jail. james specifically denied having seen an e-mail that indicated the dirty tricks were, in fact, much more widespread. >> did you see or were you made aware of the four transcripts of the message? >> no, i was not aware of that at the time. >> reporter: oh, yes he was say two company insider, including the editor of the "news of the world" at the time and the paper's lawyer. now british lawmakers want to follow up. >> if therefore james murdoch was made aware of this in 2008,
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it means that the entire evidence given to the initial inquiry was not just misleading, it was completely factually inaccurate, and also could mean that a crime was covered up at the company and that's a very, very serious matter. >> reporter: across town yesterday in the world of business, james murdoch got a thumbs up, reconfirm as chairman of the board of british bskyb after the company controlled by the murdochs recorded record profits. "news of the world" was hastily shut down earlier this month but a headlines the voice mail of sarah payne may have been hacked, killed by a pedophile. some of her details were found on a list of a private detective
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a specialist in phone hacking for the "news of the world." >> disturbing. elizabeth palmer, thanks. here's chris. this morning the hotel maid accusing former imf leader dom dominique strauss-kahn is speaking out again. she's also talking about the impact on other family. >> reporter: soft spoken and visibly nervous. she is pleading her case directly to the public. >> people are calling me a lot of names. that's why i had to be here and let people know a lot of things that they are saying about me is not true. >> reporter: since the 32-year-old guinean born immigrant accused dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault she's been dogged by accusations
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in the press she's a money grubbing prostitute who consented to sex. though her identity was kept secret she says the pain is unbearable. >> the crying every day, i can't sleep. one day my daughter told me, "you have to remember this guy is a powerful man. everybody knows that, but for you, only the people that you work with or our neighbors or the people back home knows you." >> reporter: diallo reviewed her veil of anonymity this week and she met with her defense team for eight hours, since hthe doubts of her credibility. according to manhattan district
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attorney she didn't tell the truth about what happened moments after her encounter with strauss-kan that she lied about her background including a false story of gang rape in her native guinea. prosecutors were concerned diallo mentioned strauss kan's wealth and recorded conversation with an incarcerated friend. >> she is not concerned about strauss-kan's money on may 15th, she was concerned about the fact he had tried to rape her. >> reporter: while the 62-year-old former head of the international monetary fund has not spoken publicly his attorneys want the d.a. to drop the case but diallo says she told her daughter she'd fight on. >> what happened to me i don't want to happen to any other woman. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> at that news conference, diallo said people supported her throughout the entire deal. strauss-kan is due back to court
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in roughly three weeks. jeff glor is standing by with a look at some of the other headline this is morning, including what is or maybe is not happening in washington. >> exactly. well phrased, erica. good morning to you. debt limit talks resume this morning after a long and eventful night with really not much accomplished. republican house leaders delayed a vote on their latest revised plan because they lacked the votes to pass it. today they'll make more changes in the bill trying to win conservative votes even if it passes the house, senate democrats say they'll vote it down. at least 17 people are dead after two coal mine accidents in eastern ukraine. the worst was an explosion 3,000 feet underground that killed 16 miners and left nine others missing. an elevator collapse killed a worker at another mine. in south korea 70 people are dead or missing after historic flooding and landslides. since 20 nearly 20 inches of rain has fallen on seoul and the surrounding area sending in some cases whole hillsides down on
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homes and highways. in eastern iowa they are slowly drying out as floodwaters recede there. the mississippi river in dubuque got more than a foot of rain in the past two days. up next a call for action, countries around the world are rushing to send aid to africa, while hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing somalia, creating a huge refugee crisis. we'll visit that problem in kenya, and later, a survivor's
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a massive drought across east africa is creating one of the worst refugee crisis scene in years. the drought in areas of somalia is the worst in some 60 years is leading to massive famine as you can imagine and has set hundreds of thousands of people fleeing across the border into kenya to somewhat of a safe haven to refugee camps there, where there is a rush to send them food and a rush to save their lives but the country they are fleeing is still incredibly dangerous place, warlords are fighting for control and if the story sounds somewhat familiar, it should because it's a situation very similar to the early '90s when the u.s. sent both aid and troops to somalia. even for a continent sadly accustomed ed ted to famine an misfortour this situation is die. these are thousands leaving on
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fo foot. many find their way to the da dad camp in kenya, the world's largest refugee camp housing some 380,000, nearly four times its intended capacity. >> close to 11 million children and families in east africa are suffering from the effects of the worst drought in 60 years. >> relief organizations are doing their best to bring attention to the plight of these refugees. in somalia, the first shipment of food was delivered wednesday to mogadishu, the first since the declaration of a famine over a week ago. territories controlled by rebels linked to al qaeda and where some of the most desperate can be found. joining us now from kenya's devout refugee camp is spokesman christopher tidey. what is it like for you on the ground there as you walk through these camps?
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>> well i would say it's pretty difficult. there's no question about that. the hardest thing for me really is going into the camps and seeing the children in particular and what they're going through, particularly the new arrivals, a lot of the children are battling malnutrition and to see that up close, it's tough. these kids have been through a lot, there's no question about that and they're going to need a lot of time and help to recover. >> 90 children a month i'm told die of malnutrition. you have so many people streaming into these camps, 1,300 a day was one estimate. is there ever a fear you're going to get to the point where you have to turn someone away? >> no, we're definitely not at that point and i don't expect we ever will be. the fact of the matter is that these camps have been here for going on two decades so we do have the infrastructure to provide the medical services these children need. what we need to do now, given the rate of the influx is we
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need to scale up our efforts. so that includes procuring more vaccines, getting help from international donors to make sure we have the supplies to give them the care. >> given the drought and the family conditions that we see especially across the border, what is your biggest challenge, getting the medical supplies, getting enough food and water? >> i think that right now, our biggest challenge particularly given unicef's focus on children is to make sure that we don't have an outbreak of disease. obviously children that are suffering from malnutrition, they tend to have compromised immune systems and this he's ripe ground for an outbreak of an opportunistic disease like measles, polio or pneumonia, so that's an immediate big challenge. we've launched an emergency vaccination campaign for children in the host communities and also in the camps to get them vaccinated against measles and polio.
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>> are these kids who will ultimately spend their life in a refugee camp or move on to somewhere else? >> well, i think as you said, a lot of children were born here and have been here for a number of years. we have new ones coming in. it's part of an ongoing process in terms of being registered as a refugee and spending time in the camp and whether or not they move on. ult pimately we try to provide them with the services they need here so we're supporting schools in the camps, helping kids to get an education, providing them with medical services and the opportunity to engage in recreational activities. for as long as they're here we are working to make sure they have what they need to live quality lives. >> they are lucky you are there with them. chris tidey thanks for your time this morning. >> thanks so much for having me. >> just a note we'll bring you a closer look at the life in the camps and some of the children. we're heading to africa to cover
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the crisis next week. still ahead on the show another humanitarian crisis and a concert that changed the world. ♪ the concert for bangladesh connecting musicians to a cause and at the same time setting a much larger stage for efforts to feed the world. still echoes after four decades, we'll have more. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. nouncer ] this...is the network -- a living, breathing intelligence that's helping people rethink how they live. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. ♪ we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's a network of connections and ideas... open and collaborative...
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>> hello again, it's 7:55 on friday morning. we have weather and traffic together. let's start with tim. we'll start to see the humidity kicking in. now that the sun is up, we're seeing haze. we'll have a traditional hot and humid july day. temperatures around 78 degrees. 79 in ocean city. we have a heat advisory in effect for all of maryland accept for the startest tip in garrett county. 98 degrees today with the heat index in the low 100s. hot and humid and the night, down to 74 degrees. tomorrow, back to 95. we'll have periods of sun. for a look at the roads, we'll send it back to sharon gibala. hi, tim, good morning. everyone. the biggest problem is on 95. we have a live look at an
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accident situation. this is the northbound lane approaching the beltway. it's blocking two left lanes with a backup to 195. watch for an accident, we're watching it on 543. that's blocking all lanes and you're going to want to take route 1 instead at thomas run road. and an accident in millersville at 175. taking a live look outside again, that's the biggest problem, northbound approaching the beltway. there's an accident blocking the lefthand lanes. this is brought to you by home paramount pest control. call home paramount pest control for more. or, you can go to their website. we got it. thank you, sharon. they're accused of stealing priceless artifacts, now, they're facing years in federal prison. wjz-13 and andrea fujii stay on
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the story. >> reporter: jessica, if convicted, these men face up to 15 years in federal prison. they're facing federal indictments. prosecutors say that the men visited historical societies in pennsylvania, maryland and new york and connecticut and stole documents from maryland and new york. they've been linked to several thefts. each item valued at $100,000. these charges will now take the place of the state charges. >> police in howard county are investigating their first two homicides of the year. there was a schoolyard dispute in columbia. an 18-year-old is facing first degree murde,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. welcome back to "the early show." live shot of aweberrubrey, texa. tinder dry. tomorrow will be a different story as tropical storm don is bringing down desperately needed rain to some parts of the area, maybe some pain for cotton farmers in some parts of the state. >> a lot of folks are focusing on the positive part of that story. welcome back, everyone. top of the hour, erica hill along with chris wragge this friday morning. >> good friday to you. all of this news on the debt ceiling showdown in washington has been tough enough for adults to figure out. what if your kids have questions about it? cbs news national correspondent
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chip reid looks at one family and the message the stalemate is sending to the next generation. >> who is the person in the middle do you know? >> ralady liberty. >> reporter: mark mcinturff is giving his family a lesson of how things get done in washington. includes a quiz for the kids >> who are our representatives and senators. >> reporter: as he teaches his family about how congress works in theory, in practice, it's another story. >> the biggest core part of their policy is trickle down economics. it failed in the reagan years and it's failing again now. >> the president of the united states has yet to submit a plan to deal with the debt crisis. >> reporter: as the tuesday deadline approaches to reach a deal on raising the debt limit many americans are concerned about the lessons the younger generation is learning from the gridlock on capitol hill. >> the way congress is working now, it seems that if we teach
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our children if they take example from what it the congress is doing, then i wonder about our future as a country. >> reporter: according to the latest gallium poll only 18% of americans approve of the job congress is doing. mac mcinturff supports republican ideals but there's plenty of blame to go around. >> the founders would be shocked and maybe a little alarmed about the way it works now versus then. there's a lack of compromise on both sides. >> reporter: his children are not only listening but adding their own bit of wisdom. >> compromise, people give up saying because people may not agree with one another so someone gives sacrifice their opinion and says okay let's do it. >> reporter: if only congress were listening. chip reid, cbs news, washington. >> out of the mouths of babes.
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>> some might say congress is acting like kids out there, evidenced by the front page of "the daily news" of new york, "grow up." >> maybe they should play power ball. jeff glor, what do you think? >> win you could pay off the national debt. >> part of it. good morning. good friday to everyone at home. south texas is bracing for tropical storm don, churning ac ross the gulf of mexico this morning and could reach land tomorrow morning. cbs cbs's karen brown is in aubrey texas. >> reporter: where we're standing this morning is usually knee high green grass filled with grazing cattle. it's useless brown pastureland and ranchers have to search in other states for the hay they need. as much as texas needs the rain, tropical storm don is not expected to impact the drought.
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as parts of the southwest texas coast brace for tropical storm don, more than 95% of the state is feeling the stress of record setting heat and debilitating drought. foundations cracking. >> there are cracked ceilings and walls. >> reporter: the land is splitting. >> they've been in this weather, they look pretty good. >> reporter: ranchers are bracing for what is shaping up to be the worst drought in texas history. >> another 30 days i think all of our cattle will be very stressed because of the heat. >> reporter: the beaty have been cattle ranch for 50 years. their pastures are brown, their hay production cut in half. >> every time we buy feed it's more, it's more. >> reporter: that has to be frustrating. >> it is, you know. we have a lot invested in them, so we don't want them to lose weight.
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>> reporter: don is expected to dump three to five inches of rain in the far southwest but for most of texas it will be just a drop in a very dry bucket. now ironically one of the crops that is doing okay, cotton, in that far south area, could be hit by this storm because it could be directly in the storm's path. the cotton could drop on the ground which would render it useless. >> thank you. french investigators blame the 2009 crash of an air france jet in the atlantic ocean mostly on pilot error. all 228 people died when the plane went down from rio de janeiro to paris. the pilots didn't realize the plane was in a stall despite warning signals. the plane crash last year that killed the president of poland puts the major blame on russian air traffic controllers. the plane went down near
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smolensk russia, killing him and 95 others. rush controllers gave the pilots incorrect landing instructions. marysol castro is here at six past the hour with another check of friday. good friday morning to you. >> good friday to you and everyone at home. we continue to keep an eye on tropical storm don inching along closer to corpus christi. will it produce enough rain to put a dent in the drought. houston needs more than 16 inches of rain just to break even. san antonio needs just above 12 inches to break even. don is expected to pro three to five inches and not in the cities that need it. we'll take any precipitation. three to five inches is expected when all is said and done. this storm not expected to affect
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outside the window, we're looking at the sun up. we had showers moving flu the region. the moisture in the ground and the heat going up, it's starting off steamy. 98-degrees is the daytime high. hot and humid. overnight lows around 74 degrees we'll have patchy clouds and it will be humid. we'll have scattered thunderstorms. then, tomorrow, hot and humid and periods of sun. at >> this weather report sponsored by expedia, the best travel tools are all in one place. where you book matter, expedia. >> that's the latest weather. >> thanks. from handling the hot weather to the lowdown on lyme disease. you sent us your health questions for dr. jen questions and she is here to answer them.
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in this morning's "healthwatch," ask it early. we've been collecting your health related questions for our medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton who is here with answers for you. i love when we do these segments, exactly what our viewers are asking for. the first facebook from max. "my 19-year-old athletic son has high blood pressure. what will be the long-term effects of this disease." especially in a 19-year-old. >> mooes people of hypertension or high blood pressure with the elderly, not true. we're seeing it in children and teens. when you see it in an athletic teen you have to ask, using any steroid supplements or bulking supplements to increase blood pressure. you also want to find out why the blood pressure is elevated, make sure they have a full evaluation and don't check their blood pressure when they're doing sports. it needs to be checked at rest.
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in terms of long-term consequences it can affect the eyes, heart, kidney, blood vessels and controlling it with diet, lifestyle factors and medication if necessary is the key. important to get it under control. >> we also hit the streets, kevin in l.a. has this question for you. >> dr. ashton i have a question for you. with the hot temperature, how can we stay hydrated during the summer? >> so important. >> right the heat wave affecting a lot of the country for a lot of this summer, a lot of people are under the misconception if they're young and healthy, they can tolerate the heat. only the very young and very old at jeopardy. not so. hydration is the key. the key tips are you really want to drink a cool beverage every two to four glasses per hour every 15 minutes and drink before you're thirsty. if your body is sending you the signal you're thirsty, you're already behind the eight ball and too late. you want to try occasionally some beverages have electrolytes.
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only an issue if you're exercising strenuously or doing work outside for more than an hour and avoid alcohol and the sweet sugary drinks. they dehydrate you more. >> the electrolyte drinks have the sugars. >> your urine should be clear. that's a key you're well hydrated. >> don't want it yellow. barbara in new york also asked it on camera. >> my question is what are some of the symptoms of lyme disease. how would you know if you had it? >> lyme disease is caused by the deer tick, a bacterial infection, and sometimes people after they're bitten can get a bull's eye rash, pale red rash with a central clearing. 25% of people exposed to lyme disease never get this characteristic bull's eye rash. you can have symptoms ranging from fatigue to joint pain to headache, very, very vague symptoms. if you're in an area where you could have been exposed ask your doctor to test you for it. simple blood test and the
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treatment is antibiotics. you want to treat it before it's been in your system too long. >> the last question from catherine via twitter, food allergies, "is there a difference between allergies and intolerance?" you know a lot about this on a personal level. >> i sure do. both are increasingly common. we don't really know why, but really when you talk about food intolerance, that's really a digestive problem so you might have a little sensitivity to certain foods, might notice it appearing gradually. a real food allergy is an immune reaction, a histamine response, can be immediate and life-threatening. i had an anaphlaylactic reactio throat closed, face swollen. an epipen is life saving, have it at your house, work, bag, it could save your life. >> never go anywhere without it.
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if you're at a restaurant say you have a severe allergy. >> mine developed at age 37. doesn't have to be from birth. >> great answer as always. >> you bet. >> submit your question as well to dr. ashton. log swon to our website at earlyshow@cbsnews.com. first he survived a plane crash and then managed to stay alive for 17 hours in lake huron, no life jacket. we'll speak with this pilot who cheated death twice. he's going to share his story with us this morning on "the early show." quite a tale it is. >> "healthwatch" sponsored by pfizer. i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed.
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an auto mechanic from northern new york almost divide this week, twice. first he survived a small plane crash and survived drowning from
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staying afloat for nearly a day. it was supposed to be a routine flight from new york to wisconsin for a family reunion. midway over lake huron he found himself in an emergency situation calling for happen. >> i gave them my bearing, 29.2 miles from shore. i said i don't want to die. >> after losing the engine on his cessna, michael trapp crashed into the water 17 miles east of harbor beach, michigan. >> tail hit, wings hit, upside down. the glass blew right into me, the door was open, i went to get out, couldn't, undid my seat belt, i swam out of the plane. >> uninjured and alone, trapp swam for more than 17 hours without a life jacket, unsure whether he would make it home alive. >> one thing i wanted one more time was just to wrap my arms around my wife and my mom and
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hold my family just one more time. >> trap says he tried to flag down passing boats but it wasn't until he put his sock in his hand and waved to are help that a couple finally found him. >> his eyes were started to close and went down once it. he knows once you fell asleep that's it. the timing was perfect. if he would have five minutes later this morning, it probably would have been a different story. >> michael trapp joins us now from the covenant medical center in saginaw, michigan. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> good to talk to you. boy you're a lucky guy. if you can, describe your thoughts. you're flying, things are going well, three to four hours into the flight. the plane is in trouble, over water and you're going down. >> a lot goes through your mind. they teach you how to crash a plane so i was trying to get a hold of the faa, tell everybody where i was, make the plane
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ready for landing so you can get out and i was just going through checklist to keep the engine running and everything i could possibly think of to keep myself in the air, prepare for hitting the water. >> you hit the water, the plane tumbled, windshield blowing, hitting you in the face, strapped in. finally able to free yourself from the plane, the plane is going to the bottom, you get to the surface, what's it like at that point? you're 17 miles away from the shore? >> well you can't see nothing. the waves are like ten feet tall. i had my shoes and pants on, couldn't swim. i had to kick them off. the swell went to the top, i could see a tower on the land in michigan, and that's as soon as, every time i went to the top i kept my eyeball looking for the tower, kept paddling towards that tower. >> how scared were you? >> bad. i don't know what you compare that to. >> what was it, what did you think about? what kind of kept you going? you've got no life preserve are
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on, in the middle of the water. >> just the will to survive i guess. i'm not done yet. i'm not ready to die yet. i wanted to keep going and see if i couldn't get myself back to shore and try to salvage something out of this disaster. >> were you a good swimmer before this? >> i don't swim a lot. i'm not that active. i don't walk a lot. i guess i'm just fat enough where my body stayed warm in the water, i kept my core temperature up enough. >> all that dieting people told you about, good thing you avoided that. on the plane you had a homing beakon. where was it relation to your pilot seat? >> observing, right in my left hand. i'm flying the plane it's six inches away from my left hand. >> after you hit the water where was that homing beacon? >> six inches away from my hand. >> could you have grabbed, removed it from the plane and taken it with you to help the
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search teams find you? >> oh, simply i could have, but that was not, i wasn't thinking of that. i was underwater when i got out of the plane, i had to swim out of the plane and my biggest concern was getting out and getting some air. >> you had a couple of opportunities where there were some passing boats that passed you by, there was no way for you to get their attention. how frustrating was that for you to know that could have been my last opportunity or that could have been my last opportunity to be saved? >> well it wasn't so important at first but as time went by it became more and more crucial and 12 or 13 boats went by before the 14th one picked me up. >> lucky number 14. is it safe to say you'll be driving back to new york? >> yes, one of my best friends came out and they offered to fly me home. i think we'll stay four wheels on the ground and drive back. >> i'm sure you feel pretty lucky, do you not? >> absolutely i feel lucky. >> we're so happy you were able to take the time and talk with
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we have minor delays on the westside of the beltway. there's a look at 195. we have traffic and it's moving and the department is gone. there's a live look at 95. wow, it's empty there. this is brought to you by the cochran firm. call the cochran firm for more information. back to you, jessica. sharon, they're accused of stealing the arty facts from the maryland historical society. >> reporter: these men are facing federal indictment.
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they stole documents from maryland and new york. the fbi linked them to thefts of a document signed by abraham lincoln. each valued at $100,000. charges will now likely take the place of the state charges. jessica, back to you. a man pleads guilty to a random killing in the inner harbor. back in 2008, this 21-year-old walked up to another man and pushed him into the water as he walked near the water front. the man drowned. black will serve four years in prison. up next, pawnshops. after years of receiving a bad reputation, reality is helping. we'll look at the profession that's adding up to rating's gold. ,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ here comes the sun ,,,, welcome back to "the early show." erica hill along with chris wragge. we're playing that song for a good reason. >> coming up the 40th anniversary of one of the most famous musical events, george harrison's concert for bangladesh. we'll show how the concert
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changed lives around the world. >> prince william's cousin zara philip is getting married tomorrow. he and the duchess will be there and a rather special summer vacation for catherine and harry has a new comic book, he's in it. how does he feel about it is the question. we'll look at all that ahead. first we talked so much about how the economy's been rough for so long for millions of americans but on the upside to some of it, it could mean great, booming business for pawn shops. we're not just talking about the ones you see on tv. priya david clemens visited one busy shop in san francisco. >> reporter: from the ordinary to the unique, nearly every item in the san francisco pawn shop tells a story of someone just trying to make ends meet. when 24-year-old jesse hanlin, political science student at ucla lost his package, he needed
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a way to cover expenses. >> i'm trying to scramble up financial aid wherever i can get it. >> reporter: jesse's story is a familiar one to this jewelry owner who has witnessed 40 years of ups and downs. >> when i started we averaged maybe 10 to 20 loans a day. today we probably wrote 80, which is a slower day, with he can write up to 150 loans a day. >> reporter: there used to be a stigma coming to a pawn shop but that's changing. it's become a necessary reality for many cash-strapped americans. what brought you here today? >> to get extra money for food for my kids. >> reporter: the pawn industry has been demystified and even glorified by recent hit reality tv shows like "pawn stars" and "hard core pawn." it may be one reason why people seem more willing to avoid banks and credit cards, no questions asked. >> i've seen a group of customers on a level that's not
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normal to what we've had. they've evidently made a lot of money at one point, have a lot of nice things and turning them into cash. >> reporter: jesse hanlin walked out with a $200 loan on the gold bracelet his mother gave him. >> if i don't get it back it would be devastating. >> reporter: up to 90% of customers come back to the shop for their items but at an interest rate of 35% to 40%, getting cash has its price. priya david clemens cbs news, san francisco. >> joining us is les gould from "hard core pawn." fascinating to watch. >> thank you very much. >> have you noticed a change in your clientele and folks who bring stuff in? >> we bring in 1,000 people a
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day, bring an enormous assortment of merchandise. people can see what the average person brings in. >> and have you noticed a change though especially with the economy? detroit hit very hard in terms of what people are bringing in? >> people are bringing in anything and everything. if it has value, they're bringing it to the pawn shop. people need five bucks or $5,000, so whatever they need, we're there to help them. >> you brought interesting items. what are some of the favorites? >> one of my most favorite items is the olympic torch. a gentleman came in that ran with it and he ended up selling it to us. most people that come in don't sell us items, they pawn us items. but you see we have -- >> i got to stop you. what would that go for? >> it's not for sale. this stays in the office. the really cool stuff like that particular item we're going to keep but everything else is for sale. >> okay, so that was not. you have some beautiful jewelry here. is that a michigan ring over there? >> a michigan ring. that was from a big ten championship.
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we have super bowl rings. we have platinum and diamond rings, rolexes, tanzanite and diamond bracelets, baseball cards, video games. >> itouch, you've got it. >> if you've seen the show you see there are vasts amounts of merchandise. >> you ever turn anything away? >> of course you do. people come in with unrealistic expectations. we try to give them as much as we can. that's why we're a pawn shop. one of the theories we've come up with is the internet. the internet and the transformation of pawn shops, we have a website called pawndetroit.com, you can download a piece of merchandise, get its value and find out how much it's actually worth. if you take it into your local pawnshop and pawnbrokers benefit as well as the customer. >> have you noticed a difference? we talked about the people coming in every day to pawn something. what about the people who come in to buy things? have you noticed a change at all
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with that competeeconomy? >> people want to save money. go to your local pawn shop. you can buy an item and i'll pretend there's a number of $1,000. you go to the pawn shop and buy that same item for $400. people have anniversaries and birthdays, and people get engaged. when the economy was bad a couple years ago we saw an upturn in the retail market. again, with people on the internet and i don't mean to talk about the website but if you go to pawndetroit.com -- >> you'll throw in the url anyway. >> i have to do something. >> a wise businessman. >> you can buy people across the country can get the same deal sitting on their couch. >> you can talk about the olympic torch is one of your favorites. >> it is. >> what is the craziest thing someone has brought in. has there been a moment i cannot believe someone walks in. >> a gentleman walks in about a month ago, he doesn't have anything in his hand and proceeded to pop out his
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eyeball. >> wait a minute. really? >> yes, that was a very sickening little situation. >> did you take it? >> eyeballs are size specific, color specific. >> tough to sell. >> if you have blue eyes and brown eye. >> have one of each. i have a girlfriend. >> that's natural. it was something that really was something that doesn't happen on a regular basis, but prosthetic limbs, a guy came in, if you've watched "hard core pawn" the show you've seen a guy come in on a prosthetic limb and walk out with 50 bucks and two crutches. he came back to pick it up. desperate times calls for desperate measures and people really come in with everything. >> don't bother with the eye and you cannot find it online. >> you cannot. >> very nice to have you here. feel free to leave any of that jewelry or the rolex if you'd like. >> not a problem. we'll take care of. thanks for having me. >> jeff is here with one more check of the headlines. anything you want? >> i thought nothing could top the torch but popping out the
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eyeball does it. good job, les, i'll stop by soon. pawndetroit.com. stock markets around the world fell in reaction to the debt crisis. stock markets in asia were down as negotiations in washington continue this morning. the commerce department meanwhile is just out with its second quarter report on the u.s. gross domestic product and shows the economy grew by a slow 1.3% from april through june. it revised the first quarter's gdp to a dismal 0.4% growth. johnson a am soson & johnso changing its dosage for tylenol. labels will recommend a maximum of six pills per day instead of eight. too much acetaminophen can cause liver problems potentially. chris christie is planning a full day of work after a
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breathing scare yesterday. he was released from the hospital after a few hours yesterday being fine. he said being overweight is part of the problem. >> i think the weight exacerbates everything. i've been pretty candid about that right from the start of my public career. >> christie said it's been two decade since the last time he needed emergency treatment for asthma. and remember the guy who threw a cream pie at rupert murdoch last week? he was in a london court today. he called himself johnny marbles and pleaded guilty to assault. his attack came in parliament on the phone hacking scandal. 39 minutes past the hour. i would not never do that to marysol castro. >> you know that because i'd knock you out two times. >> that's right. >> west coast is in store for great weather.
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65 in eureka one degree above normal, it will be this way for the rest of the weekend, so enjoy it. if you're traveling for the east coast you're in for a scorcher. tomorrow seems to be the real heat day, 100 in columbia. 99 in richmond, 94 in philadelphia. this is the second weekend of a heat wave. it's cooler this weekend than last weekend. the heat retreats by the start of the work week and heads back into the midwest. we check in one last time with tropical storm don. there are tropical storm watches and warnings from houston, corpus christi and brownsville. still continues to be a tropical storm inching closer to the
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris. monday is the 40th anniversary of george harrison's legendary concert for bangladesh. it was an his hork event for musicians everywhere. jeff glor is here with more on the concert influences decades later. >> when george harrison took the stage in new york august 1th, 1971 he had not performed in public since 1966. he quickly made up for last time. his famous concert raised millions for a broken country and changed the world of music. >> mr. harrison with all of the enormous problems in the world, how did you happen to choose
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this one to do something about? >> because i was asked by a friend if i'd help. that's all. >> reporter: the problem was a humanitarian crisis in bangladesh. the friend was indian musician ravi shankur. the solution george harrison would raise awareness performing at madison square garden. >> back in 1971 the idea of seeing any of the beatles on a stage was a pretty electrifying concert. they had not performed as a band since 1966. >> he called me and said i want to do this live show and i want to get as many of our friends together as we can and so i said okay, i'm in. i want to do it. ♪ how many roads must a man walk down ♪ >> from bob dylan, eric clapton, leon russell to george harrison and ringo starr, that generated
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a huge amount of excitement and a huge amount of attention which of course was meant to be. ♪ bangladesh >> i don't think anyone in the world had ever done anything on that scale before. he brought together musicians and used music for good. ♪ >> reporter: that day, almost 40 years ago, harrison and his friends helped put bangladesh on the map and gave musicians a new way to give back. >> the template was set by bangladesh. it becomes sort of the emotional backdrop i think for live aid and all of the other concerts that have come in the ensuing decades. >> reporter: in 1985, nearly 2 billion people across 150 nations watched live aid, a televised dual city concert held in london and philadelphia. ♪ do they know it's christmastime at all ♪ >> reporter: later that year
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came farm aid. >> the family pafarm needs your help more than ever. >> reporter: in willie nelson it was such a success nelson hosted one each year since. whenever there's a national or international crisis -- ♪ we are the world, we are the children ♪ >> reporter: -- musicians unite. >> they understand that there are people who live in places that many of us can't find on a map, whose voices won't get heard, who don't have a microphone to sing through. >> reporter: u2 front man bono took aim at the g-8 in 2005. >> make history by making poverty extinct. >> reporter: he helped organize liv live-eight concerts in eight cities organizing more than 1,000 musicians. inspired by live-8, al gore went bigger, on july 7th, 2007, live
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earth aired, a 22-hour globally broadcast series of concerts held one by one on each continent. >> let's hope tonight's concert and the concerts going on all around the world are not just about entertainment, but about starting a revolution. ♪ here comes the sun >> i don't think george harrison thought of it as a revolutionary idea, let's have the massive concerts. what can i do? i'm a musician, i have a lot of friends, let me call them up, we'll play a show. >> that was a good thing, you know, a benefit, truly a benefit concert. >> reporter: one that began as a favor for a friend, and eventually redefined the way the world responds to a crisis. ♪ >> apple records and unicef joined forces to celebrate the concert's anniversary.
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the video is streaming through itunes for free monday. the hope is people will see the concert and download the album. proceeds go to the george harrison fund for unicef, used to help children in the troubled horn of africa. >> concerts have generated so much money over the decades. how successful was that concert back in 1971 from a financial tanpoint? >> what was interesting the concert itself generated $250,000 but then sales of the album and then after 15 million for unicef, so it makes a difference when you can put together this sort of iconic concert people remember for decades and decades and keep going back to. >> and put the video out again now. >> and inspired as you touched on the piece, we know of course everything that's come after it, all of the concerts inspired and a great point the guys know a lot of people. you can pick up the phone and say what are you doing saturday? i need your help. >> and the concerts after 9/11 and the haitian earthquake and
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concert after what happened in japan and we think it's the norm now. that's where it started. >> and nice when 10,000 come together. >> nice to watch as well. >> thanks. just ahead it is a busy summer for britain's royal family. we've got another wedding this ek would understand, a comic book and oh, a special about the sister, that's right, pippa fans you're about to get your fill, jeff glor can't wait, the full royal roundup when we come back. >> commercial free. >> all pippa all the time, right here on "the early show.",,,,
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♪ that music can only mean one thing. >> joy. >> double decker buses time to catch up on the royals. queen elizabeth and her family are gathering for another royal wedding, tomorrow in scotland. hop on that flight. >> join that, cbs news royal .
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contributor victoria arbiter. nice to have you back. >> good morning, good to be here. >> zara philips, where does she figure into the royal lineage? >> the queen's oldest granddaughter, 13th to the throne, daughter of princess anne and first husband captain mark phillips and very accomplished equestrian, hoping to compete in london, physical therapist, has her own fashion line for sportswear, accomplished young lady. >> very modern young princess. >> the guy is mike tindell, captain of the england rugby team. >> looks very rugby. >> broken his nose nine times. they were introduced by prince harry in 2003. she's not an official princess. they are down-to-earth modern monarchy. >> she's 13th in line so a lot has to happen.
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i'm kidding. what type of wedding will it be? we saw the pomp and circumstance with will and kate's wedding? will it be any of the same? >> no, not a tiara to be seen. expecting 300 guests. it is in edinburgh. security is intense and there's no room. the church is very small, but tonight the real fun starts. they've got a pre-wedding party aboard the royal yacht "brittania" and the queen gets to host the royal family and zara's parents honeymooned aboard the ship in 1973, a fun night. the queen is close to all of her grandchildren. >> the newest grandchild-in-law, catherine, just got a special invitation at the castle for summer vacation. why wasn't she there before? >> the queen and duke of
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edinburgh spend much of september there, it's a time to relax and be away from prying eyes. the whole royal family goes up at some point another. william and harry were there when their mother died in 1997. kate has never stayed in the big house. this is an opportunity to get to know the queen properly. one day kate will be mistress of the house herself so it's good to be shown the house and have a picnic or two. >> let's talk about pippa. >> why would anyone want to talk about pippa? >> pippa has a new documentary coming out on tlc and tlc says they have spoken to her closest friends, i find remarks dubious but it's pippa all the time and i'm sure folks will be tuning in. >> the real story they were talking to chris wragge and jeff glor out there. >> for an hour i'm sure it will be a wonderful special. >> nice to see you, thank you very much. i'm sure you'll be watching that
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society -- historical places in several states. they have stolen items up to # hundred thousand dollars -- valued at over $300,000. the federal charges will take the place of the state charges. still no ares of the shooting turned arson. this 58-year-old and his 36- year-old taughter and her boyfriend were all shot in the head inside the home on nicolas avenue before the house was set on fire. the police are investigating a fatal accident in pilesville. a girl crossing the street was hit and killed. another case of animal abuse. a kitten was set on fire. the cat rolled on to the ground
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and put the flames out, not before it was burned on the back, ears and stomach. she's now recovering. anyone with information contact the police. bge is ready to deal with another day of record breaking heat today. the power company will be able to handle the temperatures without having to activate a peak rewards program. that came under fire when people claimed their -- air was cut off for over ten house. >> this action sports star broke bones in his foot and ankle after a nasty fall. he's scheduled to make his auto debut this weekend. stay with us, complete news and first warning weather today at noon and for news and weather and any time, go to wjz.com. ,,,,,, ♪
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